The Navy has confirmed an officer assigned to the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham has died from injuries sustained during small boat training on July 8.
The sailor was deployed to the Middle East with the destroyer Jason Dunham
Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. local time, Navy officials said in a July 9 press release.
The Jason Dunham departed Norfolk on June 2 and has been operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations since at least early July.
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A U.S. Central Command press release reported July 1 that the ship had conducted training operations with with the Egyptian Navy Frigate El Zafer.